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GPS Navigation For Your Car: Vital Features To Consider

Gizmodo Video Guide: While you might already know where you’re headed thanks to the GPS mapping in your phone, there’s still a place for dedicated GPS navigation units.


It Took Three Years, But The Nintendo 3DS Has Been Hacked

The likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have gotten better over the years at securing the consoles from external modification, though persistence (and a bit of smarts) can get you a long way. The PS3 eventually fell thanks to some determination and now the Nintendo 3DS has been hacked, so to speak, allowing users to run unsigned code on the platform.


Watch A Tiny Sword Forged From Two Nails (And The World's Cutest Anvil)

Imagine a sword. Now think of words that match with that image. Sharp. Steel. Cutting. S-words for $400. None of those are “adorable”, “cute” or “dainty”. But one look at this tiny blade, smithed by the person (or persons) behind Inspire To Make, and you’ll be hunting around for your own miniature tools to forge your own.


Get A Cheaper Nexus 9 From Kogan, If You Don't Mind Waiting

Buying devices directly from Google has always been a decent option if you’re price-conscious, but there are times when other suppliers — even local ones — can beat the source. Such is the case with the Nexus 9, which you can grab now from Google or, if you’re willing to wait a couple of weeks, a bit cheaper from Kogan.


Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman Put Gorilla Glass To The Test

Businesses have to advertise their products and while no one appreciates being pitched to, there are good ways of going about it and… well, not so good ways. Corning has managed to put together are more appealing method of selling its super-tough and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass by recruiting Mythbusters pair Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to show off the qualities of its transparent aluminium (at least, that’s what Montgomery Scott would call it).


Dick Smith Super Weekend Sale!

Fancy a giant 50-inch Sony LED Smart TV for Christmas — on sale for this weekend only: just $799 (you save $400!). Other Super Weekend deals include 15% off HP Laptops over $500, and a massive up to 45% off Swann DIY home security camera kits. Take a look.


Listen To Neil Gaiman Read Out Terrible Fake Neil Gaiman Stories

As part of a oddball challenge to its listeners, live radio show Wits in the US asked for submission for bad short stories, written in the style of Neil Gaiman. Now, this in itself isn’t that fascinating, but Wits took the competition a step further by getting Gaiman himself to read out the best… well, worst, of the entries.


Sennheiser Urbanite XL Headphones: Australian Review

Traditional audio brands are often the slowest to adapt to trends, and we’re only now starting to see super-fashionable headphones in the same vein as the now-ubiquitous Beats By Dre. But those brands bring with them years and years of audio experience, and there are few companies with the history behind them of Sennheiser. The German audio powerhouse’s new Urbanite XL headphones are taking the fight to Beats, Bose and the rest of the young, hip over-the-ear headphone crowd.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Angry Birds Seasons, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals and Things for iPad. Download them all without spending a cent!


The Switcher Diaries: What You Need To Know Before Switching

This week, I made the switch from five years’ worth of Mac use back to Windows with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Here’s what I learned, what I’d do differently, and whether you should do it too.


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